ABA Says States Should Decide Who Can Marry

The ABA House of Delegates approved a resolution Monday opposing any federal measure that would pre-empt states from defining marriage.

The resolution, passed during the association�s midyear meeting in San Antonio, engendered almost no controversy on the floor of the House, where no one spoke in opposition to the measure. As the ABA�s policy-making body, the House of Delegates meets twice a year, at the midyear and annual meetings.

"Let me begin by telling you what this measure is not. It is not a position on the merits of whether same-sex couples should have the right to enter into marriage," said Indiana delegate C. Elisia Frazier, who introduced the measure on behalf of the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities.

Details here from the ABA Journal.